MAKE YOUR OWN DRESS PATTERNS
The Make Your Own Dress Patterns book instructs you on how to take your measurements then how to use your own measurements to make basic patterns. The basic patterns can then be changed according to the pages and pages of various styles of dresses to make whatever design you'd like to have.
Although this book contains many pages of sleeve and collar styles to go with the assortment of bodice and skirt designs, you're not limited to what you see on these pages. You can use your imagination to come up with designs or copy patterns from pattern books or copy ready-to-wear dresses you see on the dress racks.
I always carry a small note pad in my purse so that when I see a dress that someone is wearing, or in a department store or pattern book that I like, I immediately sketch it in my note pad. When I get home I match the collar style to one in this book, then match the type of sleeves to one in this book as well as the bodice style fitted, semi-fitted, loose, etc., then put those pattern pieces that I've made according to my measurements together and presto! A perfectly fitting dress that looks exactly like the one that I've sketched.
Sometimes people would rather use styles that are already made up so that they can visualize what it will look like on them "as is" without having to change around the collars, sleeves, etc. That's fine too there are pages and pages of dress styles in this book for you to choose from. You'll never have to have two dresses the same!
As with all other pattern making books, you'll be using your own measurements to make these garments, so you can be assured of a perfect fit every time! When you use a commercial store bought pattern, you get a clothing pattern that is closest to your measurements, then start to adjust the pattern to try to get it to fit properly. By making your own patterns, you use your measurements, so the pattern has no choice but to fit you. It makes no difference if you're using plus size clothing, petite size clothing, or anywhere in between, you're going to have a sewing pattern and garment that will fit YOUR measurements.
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